Seeds of Magic, garden in Barretstown

Seeds of Magic garden in Barretstown [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] I was honoured to be selected by Barretstown to design and construct their show garden at Bloom in 2014 and then to organise the transferral of this garden from Bloom to Barretstown itself as a permanent addition to their garden spaces. Barrestown is a wonderful charity, originally set-up by the Hollywood film actor Paul Newman, which organises fun camps for children affected by serious and terminal illness at their premises in Kildare. I intended with this design to create...

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Family garden in Monkstown

Contemporary, Family garden in Monkstown, Co. Dublin [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] The design for this garden in Monkstown, an attractive, leafy, suburb of south Dublin, includes a family back garden with a sunken patio area finished in natural limestone and a new layout for the front garden that had previously been simply under grass. Existing perimeter trees and hedgerow were selectively retained where they added to the design and, in the case of the front garden, this includes a fabulous specimen Ailanthus tree. Garden designer’s brief The owners had recently...

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